Boom! Lawyered: Bye-Bye, Birth Control Benefit?

The Trump administration plans to take a sledgehammer to the birth control benefit. Boom! Lawyered hosts Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo explain why its approach might not be entirely legal thanks to a little-known—but super-important—law called the Administrative Procedure Act.

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Boom! Lawyered: Recapping the Wild Ride of 2018

It’s the end of the year, but it’s just the beginning of a slew of court battles that could reshape our rights. Rewire.News legal experts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy take stock of the legal highs and lows of 2018 with an eye to what’s ahead in 2019.

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Boom! Lawyered: How Planned Parenthood Gave Clarence Thomas a Case of the Sads

Several states have tried to find ways to cut Planned Parenthood out of state Medicaid programs. Naturally, lawsuits followed, and this week, the Supreme Court finally weighed in. In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Rewire.News legal experts Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo discuss what happened and what it means for health care across the country.

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Boom! Lawyered: Why Aren’t LGBTQ People Protected in the Workplace?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, national origin, color, sex, and religion. So why aren’t all LGBTQ people also definitively protected by this law, and whose fault is that? Boom! Lawyered hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain.

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Boom! Lawyered: The Ohio Abortion Ban Saga Is Bananas

A new bill making its way through the Ohio legislature would effectively ban abortion in the state. It’s called a “heartbeat ban,” and in this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain how the bill’s sponsors plan to use this law to make abortion illegal in every state.

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Boom! Lawyered: Midterm Results and the Voting Rights Battles That Will Follow

The midterms elections are (mostly) over. Now what? Rewire.News legal experts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy sift through the results and lay out the high-stakes legal and political skirmishes that are likely to follow, especially regarding the right to vote.

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Boom! Lawyered: Will Voter Suppression Swing the 2018 Midterms?

Voter suppression in the 2018 midterms is real, and it’s scary. In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain the creative and alarming ways Republicans in three states are trying to prevent people from voting.

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Boom! Lawyered: They’re Coming for Birthright Citizenship

President Trump claims he can end birthright citizenship with an executive order. In the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered, Rewire.News legal experts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain why that’s simply not true—but how this move might be part of a scarier and more effective long-term strategy.

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CHOICE/LESS: Massachusetts Activist Takes the Wheel for Civil Rights

Retired engineer and Lyft driver Rachel Brown came out as transgender at age 68. She’s been using her time as a driver to educate her passengers in Massachusetts about an alarming referendum on the ballot this fall that could repeal transgender legal protections in the state. This is her story.

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Boom! Lawyered: Meet the Official Who May Lead the Attack on Transgender Rights

In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy introduce you to Roger Severino. He runs the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He decorates his office with a Clarence Thomas bobblehead and a crucifix. And he’s the person likely to be driving the Trump Administration’s reported efforts to eliminate transgender rights.

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